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Grateful Dead Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 1985-09-07

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Grateful Dead Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 1985-09-07

Topics Live concert

The Frozen Logger*, Mississippi Half Step-> Minglewood Blues, Brown Eyed Women, My Brother Esau, Loser, Dupree's Diamond Blues, One More Saturday Night Shakedown Street-> Crazy Fingers-> Samson & Delilah, Uncle John's Band-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Dear Mr. Fantasy-> Hey Jude Reprise-> Dear Mr. Fantasy-> Truckin'-> Comes A Time-> Turn On Your Love Light, E:Johnny B. Goode-> E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Location Morrison, CO

Source Audience: Schoeps CMC42S
Lineage Schoeps CMC42S > Oade power supply +90deg x-y Schoeps CMC441 > Oade power supply. Then both into custom Oade mixer into Oade modified PCM-F1 and digitally remastered by Doug Oade > DAT > TB Fiji digi I/O > yarec > wav2cdr > wav (CD) > EAC > SHN
Taped by Doug Oade
Transferred by Doug Oade


Source: Schoeps CMC42S > Oade power supply +90deg x-y Schoeps CMC441 > Oade power supply. Then both into custom Oade mixer into Oade modified PCM-F1 and digitally remastered by Doug Oade > DAT > TB Fiji digi I/O > yarec > wav2cdr > wav (CD) > EAC > SHN
Note: This version hosted by Nicks Picks. It is unclear what may be different from the previous schoeps source.


Reviewer: kplankinton - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 15, 2015
Subject: My Junior Year at CU!
Great show! Loved it then and love it now! Thanks for uploading! :)
Reviewer: Sir-Mix-Alot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 4, 2011
Subject: Fun show, great sound!
What a fun, energetic performance! Oade Brothers really captured a sick audience tape, too. Oades pioneered the use of very first digital field recording device, the Sony PCM-F1....a glorified Betamax VCR. Along with 4 Schoeps mics and a mixer, easily a $10,000 rig.

Red Rocks is the sweetest, most beautiful of any concert venue in the United States...built by the CCC in the 1930's. If anyone travels around in the National Park system, you will discover that the CCC built some insanely difficult roads, trails, and stately park lodges. We are lucky FDR created the CCC...only one reason why FDR is imortalized on Mt. Rushmore!
Reviewer: samwell67 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 18, 2008
Subject: My first Dead show! (metalhead cultureshock)
Wow...memories of my 18 year old self seeing the rocky mountains for the first time, appearing at first like clouds while driving to Boulder from Omaha with my AA friend Mike Powers to stay with a UCB-student/rich-preppy-jock-turned-hippie guy (Dave?) who looked a bit like Jim Morrison with his proud new freak flag...of sneaking in to the show Woodstock stylee, acting as if we were with a group of people that had already paid...of seeing a group of heads in a circle kicking a hackysack and the culture shock of seeing all of the radiantly beautiful hippie-deadhead chicks dancing in tunic dresses with their big smiles, hairy legs and underarms...of a guy barking: "teeshirts, doses, teeshirts doses"...of the sudden cloudburst and sprinkling rain halfway through the show...the way the music seemed sort of mellow to my heavy-metal sensibilities, but with this infectious mellow groove to it...what the hell?...two drummers in one band?...the "space" jam which obviated the need for psychedelics...I ended up with tapes of this show as a souvenir and could always count on them to transport me back to that day, where there was this group of wonderful, serene people communing in a magical foreign from my daily reality...This music never fails to calm my nerves, and give me a glimmer of hope...a memory of the ideals of my younger self. Thanks so much for uploading this! -Sam
Reviewer: jackerowe - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 5, 2007
Subject: Sweet
It was an unbelievably FUN show - still gives me goosebumps ... 22 years later! Still have my old tape in a case somewhere - now this can go on the ipod.
Great song selection, what a summer!
Reviewer: Randy Vilhauer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 1, 2007
Subject: Red Rocks Meltdown Flashback
Totally Awesome! Attended this show, (as well as the two days prior). I cannot thank the "Archives" enough for making this available. I concur with your other reviews, this is almost like being there! I had gotten a poor quality tape of this show in 1987, and had worn it out. The quality of this recording is excellent. The band was in tune with the crowd and vice versa. Hearing this recording brought back many great memories for me, like the weather, the helicopter news crew, and of course the rendition of Hey Jude. I'd love to hear from others who were in attendance. May the Dead live forever thanks to recordings like this one! Great job, one and all! THANKS!!
Reviewer: cringle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 25, 2006
Fukin great show, and the Logger makes it a collectible
Reviewer: livehippy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 2, 2006
Subject: wow
hell yea. this tape is one of those amazing ones where you can just get a way, a smoke a doobie
Reviewer: stbob - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 9, 2006
Subject: Big thanks for this show
This tape has been in regular rotation in my life for, idunno, 16-17 years I guess. My tourhead pal Takala gave me a copy of this one back in the day, and any time I needed to "get away" i'd go back to the crappy quality tape I had of this show. My tape only had the first half of the Frozen Logger, though. I 'bout fell out of my chair when I heard the kazoos and pinwhistles that were omitted from my tape. Bless this archive, its keepers and contributors, and may it always be free.
Reviewer: crazymona - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 14, 2006
Subject: Brother Esau Rocks....
Reviewer: David Bolewski - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 2, 2006
Subject: The Dead melt rocks
Psychedelia Grateful Dead. The golden yummies where had tonight.Scary Space for the horror fans out there. The first night Jerry came back from his diabetic coma in Dec 1986 is a great 'In your living room' type SBD recording. The band is simply creative tonight.Hats off for another strange trip.
Reviewer: liranfa - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 3, 2005
Subject: Great show and recording
This show was another blockbuster from 1985. From Bobby coming out for "The Logger Song" to get things started (while they still had sound troubles) to the first "Hey Jude coda". The energy level was unbelievable for most of the show while the weather was classic Red Rocks with it starting out about 85 degrees while a storm came through and rained on everybody and the temp dropped to about 60 degrees during the break....sometime during "Samson" the sun and heat returned. A memorable day for me.....

And the Oade recordings are the best I've heard. I'd rather have the Oade brothers recordings over a soundboard anyday.
Reviewer: early 80's meltdown - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 3, 2005
Subject: Rod Squad
I like that huge field you might be talking about that nice spatial aud sound . Iam listening to the Mr. Fantasy and I get the feeling their in my living room a little more than normal. Does anybody have any sugestions in more recordings like this. Just curious Its fun looking choice stuff up. Killer sbds are always nice but the 1980 High Gate and this are a real treat.
Reviewer: rodsquad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 1, 2004
Subject: Great recording (of course)
Thanks Mr Doug Oade! This is such a great recording I had to come back for the shn version. Huge huge field, very nice!

Thanks Nick too :)
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